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At Orlando Airport -- FAA Badge Theft Could Cause Serious Trouble

Investigators continue to work on a case that could be a possible security problem at Orlando International Airport in Orlando, Florida An official from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) had Read More
Green Can Be Harmful

So-called Green LED Bulbs Full of Lead, Arsenic

Treat as Hazardous Material

University of California, Irvine study shows LED bulbs widely used in headlights, traffic lights, even holiday lights are toxic.

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Growing Threats

White Collar Crime Grows -- One in Four Households Impacted

Businesses, Organized Crime Involved
White collar crime now affects more Americans than all other forms of crime combined, according to a new report published by the the National White Collar Crime Center (NW3C). Read More
Potential Trouble with Body Armor

Pentagon IG: U.S. Army Cut Corners on Body Armor Tests; Recall Possible

Bar Lowered in Gear Used in Afghan, Iragi War

With lives depending on it, today's war theater body armor may be recalled after Pentagon IG finds tests suspect.

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On the Track of OSAC: The Country-Council Chronicles -- Final Entry

Day 8: Baghdad/Amman/Home

 We arose before dawn to meet our Security Detail for the ride back to the airport. Although there appeared to be more than just a few large commercial craft parked at the gates of the International terminal, including a large 747, our selected mode of travel this morning was a C-130 managed by what‘s affectionately known as “State Air”. 

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Scott Howell Blogs from UTC's ISC West Press Conference

The UTC Acquisition of GE Security -- One Year Later

Company Better Positions its Business Units

With the aim of better serving its integrators and end users, at a Thursday ISC West media reception, UTC Fire and Security, Global Security Products President Mark Barry reviewed brand positioning.

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A Call from Above: Flight Attendants Ask TSA to Fully Implement CrewPass

The Association of Flight Attendants-CWA (AFA-CWA) has once again called for the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) to fully implement CrewPass, an identification credential for aviation workers that promotes expedited screening Read More

On the Track of OSAC: The Country-Council Chronicles

Day 7: Baghdad

The number of Private Security Companies operating in Baghdad is surprising and gives way to an appreciation of the magnitude of the mission. Meeting with all of them would have proven infeasible, so we advanced the next best thing by meeting with the President of the PSCAI (Private Security Company Association of Iraq).

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Scott Howell Advice on ISC Twitter Resources

You CAN Be at the ISC West Show Virtually

Scores of Sites from ISC for Diverse Needs

Scott Howell shows you some of the ways to keep up with the show happenings and news even if you are not there.

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On the Track of OSAC: The Country-Council Chronicles

Day 6 in Baghdad

Of the more than 7,000 OSAC constituent representatives, a growing number are non-governmental organizations (NGOs), faith-based institutions, or members of academia. 

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